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Otter Claus

Brewed by Otter
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Honiton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottled.

We firmly believe that one particularly good beer is better than a bucketful of seasonals. So, although it may be a bit cheeky, we have one winter ale that forms the basis of our seasonal range.
This delicious 5% beer is dark ruby in colour and has a well balanced flavour with a bittersweet chocolate edge. This comes from the careful use of Fuggles and Challenger hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (635) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Appearance is amber and clear, lots of bubbles rising, with a large, thick white head. Aroma- hops, caramel malt, sweet bread, nutty hints. Taste- fruity hops, which bring some bitterness, balanced against sweet caramel and toffee malt. Quite a thin mouthfeel, with a short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Cask at Crossways Inn, West Huntspill. Pours chocolate brown with an off white head. Quite sweet, some spice, choc. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidbread86 (104) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Hand pulled. Looks like it’ll be a little creamy, but falls flat. Bitter with little in the way of aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3106) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Cask at the William Shenstone, Halesowen. Pours dark orange with a medium head. Aroma is dark fruits and chocolate. Taste has milk chocolate to start and a bitter chocolate and bready finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (10000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2015
Cask at Crosse Keys (JDW) in London, shared with Finn. Spotty lacing from a tiny beige head. Deep mahogany coloured body. Spiced aroma including ginger and cinnamon. Mid-sweet malty taste added by ginger and cinnamon. Mid-sweet ending. Okay, not more, too much of the spicy stuff (30.11.2015).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (5578) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2015
Fra cask på Crosse Keys Bank 30 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Veldig mørkebrun. Kun skum langs glasset. Beskjeden krydderaroma. Litt ingefær & kardemomme. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken blandet krydder. Mest ingefær. Uvariert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (5761) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2015
Cask@Crosse Keys JDW, London (30/11/2015) - amber pour with white head. Toasty malty aroma and taste, nutty, some caramel and toffeish sweetness creeps in, twiggy hoppy into a bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Cask at Watford jdw. Aroma is sweet raisin bread and gooey caramel. Copper colour with a thin a lasting off white head. Flavour is raisin caramel and biscuit. Nice complex malt depth. Medium body and palate. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (6866) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Cask @ White Hart, Todmorden. A lighter brown coloured ale with a small head. It has an understated toffee sweet aroma and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sotav (4) - Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
Nice dark chocolate notes but not too overpowering - balanced nicely with the bitter hops. Lovely deep reddish-brown colour and tan head. So glad I had the chance to try it out before it fell out of season again.

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